Olympian Ed is star of the show
Huddersfield’s very own Olympic Gold medallist Ed Clancy and 15 local Olympic representatives were among the guests as Town celebrated the achievements of our countries Olympians in style against Burnley.
Former Denby Dale resident and Holme Valley Wheelers member Clancy – a Town fan – was the guest of honour on the afternoon; the multiple Gold medallist and five-time world champion cyclist spent time with Town’s commercial guest before taking to the field at half-time to draw the Golden Gamble numbers and also perform a lap of honour!
Speaking after the game Ed said: “I would like to see more games and more of my friends in the area. You can’t dedicate your whole life to cycling. Sean (Jarvis) is always trying to get me to come to games, but I always have to turn him down due to my cycling commitments.
“It was a great experience, reminiscing with friends and driving round and seeing the postbox (golden) and the phone box.”
Meanwhile, 14 local torchbearers and a Games Maker were also at the Stadium – wearing their full Olympic tracksuits and carrying their gold torches they formed the pre-match ‘Guard of Honour’ for the players as they emerged from the tunnel! They also performed a lap of honour at half time with Ed!
Town would like to thank Torchbearers Rob Morris, Pat Ainsworth, Rebecca Kane, Joanne Kempley, Gerry Beamond, Gayna Goalby, Matthew Greaves, Judith Hooper, Harry Crowther, Emma Whitham, Aimee Jennings, Glyn Carter and Games Maker Jonny Foster for helping us the celebrate the Olympics.
Supporters also had the chance to have their picture taken with an Olympic torch outside the Stadium ahead of kick-off and at half-time Town’s Football in the Community team enteretained both sets of fans with an Olympic themed game!
Town’s next home game on Saturday 15 September against Derby County is being dedicated to ‘football memories’ – more information will follow on Thursday.